If I were a “good Christian” since it’s Sunday morning I’d be in church. However I’m not a “good Christian.” Or member of any other religion. I’m agnostic. I have a reverence for the Sun and the Moon and the universe that created the conditions on our planet that give rise to life and mother nature. So I guess if there’s anything I might subscribe to Wicca would be the closest. The point however is that I have the right to worship as I please. Or not. It’s guaranteed in the First Amendment of our Constitution which says quite clearly:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;
Seems pretty clear to me. If you are a person of faith in this country then you are free to practice it according to the second part of that initial clause. However, the FIRST part says Congress can’t go establishing a national religion, which over time case law has made clear that people can’t go forcing their particular religion on others. Well, that’s simply not how modern RWNJ types see thing. In their narrow minds they by GOD have a RIGHT to impose not just Christianity, but their nothing like Jesus actually taught version on each and every one of us according to Fox News host Rachel Campos-Duffy. Nope. According to “Compst-Dungheap” freedom from religion is not in the Constitution and that “Americans did NOT have Constitutional rights preventing religion from being imposed upon them. (emphasis added)
Got that? She basically told the group she spoke to that she (and they) have the RIGHT to impose their religious beliefs on me. And you and everyone. What’s next? Because I didn’t go to church (hers or one just like it of course!) and at least put on a good enough act of being her brand of “Christian” I get sent to Gitmo for “re-education?” Or executed even? Hey, these are fascists and their fervor is every bit as intense as the Taliban they love to hate.
Be aware and be (very) afraid. We have our very own Christian Taliban and they have one huge media platform to promote their religious bigotry. To teach all manner of things that CONTRADICT what the individual they claim as their inspiration, their “savior” actually preached. I became agnostic decades ago but was raised as a person of faith in a regular old, normal Presbyterian church. I attended over time (because I could sing) damned near every denomination at one time or another. (Never been inside a Jehova’s Witness place)
I don’t have a problem with Christians in general. Or Muslims. Or Jews or people who subscribe to any other religion. Well, Scientology but they aren’t and never were an actual religion. That they get away with calling themselves one which is somewhat ironic given their name. My point though is that I have had and still have plenty of people I respect, care about and even love who are strong in their faith. They respect that I am not a person of faith. That’s how it should be. That anyone is free to believe or not, and practice their beliefs so far as they don’t infringe on anyone else’s beliefs or well-being.
I am SO goddammed sick and tired of these Christo-Fascists and their bullshit. At times, including right now I wish I did believe in heaven and it’s counterpart hell. I’d would LOVE to hear the screams of people like Ms. Camps-Duffy as St. Peter crotch punts them from the Pearly Gates to their trip down to hell. The thought of their tortured screams for all eternity in hell brings me a savage delight.
So Ms. Campos-Duffy, if you get your way send your pals to come get me. I will fight them to the death, and one thing I can promise you is that despite being old and broken down this ole jarhead still has skills and doesn’t need a gun. I’ll be going to hell in a crowd. Because your pals will be headed their too because like you they actively reject the actual teachings of Jesus.
Just STFU and go away. F**k yourself. Sideways with the biggest goddman crucifix you can get your hands on. That goes for your pals too.
We live under the same Constitution and set of laws and however much the “Justice” and any of her like-minded cohorts on SCOTUS might wish to do so they know better than to completely toss aside the First Amendment. Weaken it? Sure. They’ve done so and will keep doing so but imposing your religion on everyone is much closer to the sun than they will fly.